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1 CANADA'S AVIATION HALL OF FAME.
Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame 1974 First Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Irma Coucill. 
94 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w portraits. Single page biographical sketches of Canadian aviation pioneers and heroes. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Baker, David WILLIAM AVERY 'BILLY' BISHOP. THE MAN AND THE AIRCRAFT HE FLEW.
Outline Press, London, (1990) 
127pp., lg 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1871547075 Story of Canada's top scoring fighter pilot of World War I. In the ranks of allied air aces, Billy Bishop officially stands third, behind Frenchman Rene Fonck (75 victories), and Irishman Mic k Mannock (73 victories). As it is, he was the highest scoring Canadian and with 79 "unofficial" victories to his credit, may have been second only to the war's leading ace, Manfred von Richthofen. Interior - small area of water staining o n i n s i d e fore-edge of front cover, tiny crease at bottom edge of two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small area of water staining on fore-edge of front cover, very minor edge wear, book is lightly c oc k ed , mi no r ru b bing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ALONE IN THE SKY., Batten, Jean.  Drawings by L.R. Williams.  Foreword by J.M. Ramsden.  Dust jacket art by Lynn Williams.
3 Batten, Jean. Drawings by L.R. Williams. Foreword by J.M. Ramsden. Dust jacket art by Lynn Williams. ALONE IN THE SKY.
Shrewsbury Airlife. 1979 0906393019 / 9780906393017 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
190 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "Jean Batten is one of the great names in aviation history. She was born in New Zealand in 1909, a few weeks after Louis Bleriot flew the English Channel, and qualified for a flying licence at the London Aero Club in 1930. (This book) tells the story of (her) early life and of all her famous flights. The vivid descriptions of these flights, made nearly 50 years ago, highlight the hardships and dangers faced by the early aviators. Quite alone she flew immense distances in record times and in the most basic of aeroplanes. Not only did her flights create time records, but they also blazed the trail for the modern airline routes. The book is based on her earlier work 'My Life' 1938, but thoroughly revised and lengthened by the author without losing its period feel. Now, to a new generation of readers, used to sophisticated jet travel, her achievements will seem incredible. (A) gripping story of skill and courage written by one of the last great pioneer aviatiors." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner bumps small faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge browning, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE, Biddle, Charles J.
4 Biddle, Charles J. FIGHTING AIRMAN: THE WAY OF THE EAGLE
Doubleday, New York, (1968) 
289pp., 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos and drawings. "A genuine classic of air combat reportage - the exciting battle memoirs of an American ace in World War I! In this...true adventure story, one of (America's) earliest fl ying aces recreates the spectacle and drama of his flights with the French Air Service, the famed Lafayette Escadrille, and the U.S. Air Service...." Minor soiling on top of textblock, remainder spray on bottom of book, light wrinkling at b o t t o m o f spine, minor wear at corners. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom spine and flap-folds, a few small closed tears - some taped on inside, very light browning, two tiny foxing marks on s pi ne , th r ee s mall closed tears on front hinge, a few tiny scuffs. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
5 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
6 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Corn, Joseph J. THE WINGED GOSPEL: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH AVIATION, 1900-1950.
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Dummer, H. Boylston. ADVENTURES OF THE ANIMAL TOWN AVIATORS: GOOD WILL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. BOOK I AND BOOK II. 2 VOLUME SET.
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, (1989). 
123 pp, 107 pp, oblong 8vo, HC in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Profusely illus in color and b&w by the author, a 'distinguished artist and naturalist'. "In this delightful round-the-world adventure, children meet an assortment of lovable animal ch aracters. Young readers not only learn fascinating facts about geography and animal life, but gain an appreciation of nature from a writer with a love and respect for the dignity of the natural world." Books are clean and tight with n o p r e v i o u s o w nership marks. Dust jackets have very minor edgewear/wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Herman, Arthur. TO RULE THE WAVES: HOW THE BRITISH NAVY SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD. (Inscribed)
Toronto HarperCollins 2004 0060534249 / 9780060534240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
648 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Inscribed by author on half-title page: To ....., thanks for your service and very best wishes, Arthur Herman. Maps. "This is the story of how the British Navy came to dominate and shape modern history. It is the story of an institution built around a tradition of heroism, in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities and intellectual eminences, from Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent in history and without equal, even today. The Royal Navy enabled Great Britain to build an empire on which the sun literally did not set, encompassing one-fifth of the world's population. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors....This is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops: a tale of tall ships and battleships and great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators, of violent conflict and personal tragedy." Very small dint at top edge of rear cover, tiny mark on top of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minoe edge wear, one soft crease at bottom of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Jack, Donald THAT'S ME IN THE MIDDLE. THE ADVENTURES OF BARTHOLOMEW BANDY. VOLUME TWO. (VOL. 2)
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1973 0385049013 / 9780385049016 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
300 pp, 8 3/8" H. "Here are the further misadventures of Bartholomew Bandy, World War I Ace extraordinaire introduced in 'Three Cheers for Me'. Bandy is once again lending his peculiar talents to the war effort. Fate has smiled (perhaps leered) on him and he is now a Lt. Colonel and liaison officer in London for the Secretary of State for Air. Most of Bandy's liaisons leave something to be desired. A penniless Bolshevik spy bullies him into buying a gaudy painting by an upstart named Matisse, a buxom widow makes forward advances at him under his fiancee's nose, and he's almost lynched when the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, picks him to make a speech denouncing the British Chief of Staff. Instead he's sent off to the trenches of France - to join a freewheeling bicycle brigade with unorthodox methods of killing Germans and staying in high spirits. Bandy is also subjected to a number of other horrors: an evening in a Dublin pub with a band of Irish rebels, a fox-hunt where, under Bandy's inspired directions, the hounds end up in his host's house, an unforgettable honeymoon in a Scottish castle, and an English country fair that could have been directed by Mack Sennett." Previous owner's embossed stamp mark on free front endpaper, tiny dint on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, light browning to top and for-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light edge browning - mainly on inside edge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, minor fading to spine color, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge, a few tiny stains on inside bottom edge of rear panel, two tiny scuffs on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HURRICANE SQUADRON., Jackson, Robert.
11 Jackson, Robert. HURRICANE SQUADRON.
Walker, New York, 1984, first US edition. (Originally published: A. Barker, London, 1978). 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802708145 "To Sergeant George Yeoman, cruising high above France in his Hurricane fighter, about to join his first operational squadron, the prospect of battle seems distant and unreal. Eac h side has been gingerly reconnoitering the other for weeks in what has become known as the 'phony war'. But Yeoman is flying into a fire storm. At that moment, the deadly formations of the Luftwaffe are winging toward the allied airfields . T h e B litzkrieg has begun. You are in the cockpit as Yeoman wheels and dives over the green fields of France. The dual machine guns and the hammering cannon of the Messerschmitt 109 can chew apart the canvas-covered Hurricanes, and Hitler's pi l ot s ha v e four years experience from the Spanish civil war. At first the British aviators are locked into textbooks echelons that the enemy easily picks apart. As the British Expeditionary Force fights its way to Dunkirk, the men of the RA F f ig h ter c omm an d work at the limits of their endurance, finding the performance envelope of their planes and scrambling for tactics to meet the German threat. This is the vivid story of an air force at war; of courageous young pilots flying aga ins t the odd s; a nd of man's rise to maturity in the brutal world of air combat, when sudden death at an early age is the order of the day, and the price of freedom." Slight browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja cket has ver y l ight edge wrinkling and browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SMASHING THE HINDENBURG LINE:  THE ADVENTURES OF TWO AMERICAN BOYS IN THE LAST DRIVE.  THE BIG WAR SERIES., Kay, Ross.  Frontispiece by Charles L. Wrenn.
12 Kay, Ross. Frontispiece by Charles L. Wrenn. SMASHING THE HINDENBURG LINE: THE ADVENTURES OF TWO AMERICAN BOYS IN THE LAST DRIVE. THE BIG WAR SERIES.
Barse, New York, 1919. 
241 pp, + preview of next book in series, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. From 'The Big War Series' for young readers. The adventures of two American brothers, Earl and Leon Platt and their friends, French aviator Jacques and Apache scout Jesse Tiger, in World War I. Previous owner's name stamp and a number on free front endpaper; small light foxing marks on front free endpaper, frontispiece and title page; large tear at gutter of page 109/110 and small scuff/tear at top edge - archivally taped; a few pages with a tiny soiling/foxing mark; slight browning to pages; slight fading and number on spine ; l i g h t t o moderate soiling; browning to edges of textblock; light edge wear. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
13 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES., Mackersey, Ian.
14 Mackersey, Ian. JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES.
London Macdonald. 1991 0356195732 / 9780356195735 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), B&w photographs, maps. "Jean Batten, whose sudden disappearance in Majorca in 1982 created a mystery for nearly five years, was one of the great aviation megastars of the 1930s. Her spectacular flights ranked with those of Britain's legendary Amy Johnson and America's Amelia Earhart. Yet, despite her brilliance as a pilot, she remained the least well-known of them all. For the dentist's daughter from New Zealand bu ilt an impregnable wall around her private life - which was dominated, though few ever knew it, by the shadowy Svengali figure of her mother. Drawing on secret memoirs found after (her) death and on hundreds of interviews with people who knew her, this first biography of Jean's sad and elusive life explodes the enduring myths of happiness and perfection that she created for herself. The real Jean Batten emerges as a fascinating woman, who combined bravery and ruthlessness with the stunning a nd seductive beauty she used so effectively to achieve her destiny. After her disappearance, the search for Jean during the mid-1980s went on fruitlessly for five years. But where the diplomatic initiatives of the New Zealand Government failed to find her, the determination of Ian Mackersey - and his wife Caroline - succeeded. In a major amateur detective operation they established at last in 1987 the truth about this remarkable woman's bizarre and lonely fate." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BY AIRPLANE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE:  AN ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION TO SPITZBERGEN IN THE SUMMER OF 1923., Mittelholzer, Walter, and others.  Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul.  Preface by Adolf Hoel.
16 Mittelholzer, Walter, and others. Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul. Preface by Adolf Hoel. BY AIRPLANE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION TO SPITZBERGEN IN THE SUMMER OF 1923.
London George Allen & Unwin 1925 First English Edition Hard Cover Good 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Four maps (two fold-out), b&w photographs (most with a noticeable blue tint). "The expedition described in the present work originated as an accessory outgrowth to Amundsen's plan to fly across the Pole from Point Barrow in North America. In the drafting of this scheme there was a miscalculation, and it transpired that Amundsen would never be able to reach Spitzbergen with the supplies of fuel his airplane was comp-etent to carry. The upshot of this was that, at the instigation of Consul Hammer of Seattle (one of Amundsen's personal friends), the Junkers Works went a small flying expedition to Spitzbergen. The purpose of this expedition was to fly from Spitzbergen northward across the ice-pack, and upon this ice-pack to make a cache of necessaries at the spot Amundsen was expected to reach, thus facilitat-ing the explorer's crossing of the Polar Circle. (When Amundsen changed) his plan, after the members of the expedition had already crossed the arctic circle, they promptly decided to use the plane for photographic researches in Spitzbergen. This book contains a compendium of the results." Contents: Introduction by Professor Kurt Wegener (General Characteristics of the Expedition / Spitzbergen / Aims of Airplane Photography / What can be Learned from the Photographs); Photography from Airplane, by Professor A. Miethe; Geographical Value of the Photographs, by Captain H. Boykow; The First Arctic Aviators, by Airforce Lieutenant Walter Mittelholzer (Foreword / En Route / In Spitzbergen / Envoy). Very light browning to free endpapers, scattered foxing on page 96, 97 and illustration page between them, creases at top corner of front fold-out map, soft crease at top corner of pages 95 to 105, darkening and scattered foxing marks on edges of text block, slight corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, waviness in cloth at fore-edge of boards, faint liquid mark at fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAHS JOURNAL.  VOL. 1, Nos. 1-4 1963 (REPRINT).  INCLUDES "THE CAHS - ITS EARLY HISTORY", BY W.J. WHEELER.), Morley, George, editor.
17 Morley, George, editor. THE CAHS JOURNAL. VOL. 1, Nos. 1-4 1963 (REPRINT). INCLUDES "THE CAHS - ITS EARLY HISTORY", BY W.J. WHEELER.)
Canadian Aviation Historical Society 1969 Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
11" H Reprint, in one volume, of the first volume (four numbers) of the CAHS Journal of 1963, with the addition of "The CAHS - Its Early History' by W.J. Wheeler (1 page). B&w photographs, drawings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling on front cover around staples, small faint soiling mark on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NO PLACE FOR A LADY: THE STORY OF CANADIAN WOMEN PILOTS, 1928-1992., Render, Shirley.  Foreword by Punch Dickins.
18 Render, Shirley. Foreword by Punch Dickins. NO PLACE FOR A LADY: THE STORY OF CANADIAN WOMEN PILOTS, 1928-1992.
Portage & Main Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1992. 
389 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0969426429 B&w photographs. "(This) is the first book ever written about Canada's women pilots. The stories within, told mostly in the women's own words, are revealing, inspiring, ma ddening, and often funny. Based on hundreds of personal interviews with men and women in civil and military aviation, (it) reveals the women's determined characters and the often single-minded quest of Canada's female aviators from 1928 to th e p r e s ent." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THEY FOUGHT FOR THE SKY: THE DRAMATIC STORY OF THE FIRST WAR IN THE AIR., Reynolds, Quentin
19 Reynolds, Quentin THEY FOUGHT FOR THE SKY: THE DRAMATIC STORY OF THE FIRST WAR IN THE AIR.
Clark, Irwin, Toronto, 1957 
304pp., 8vo, Ist ed., hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with b & w photos. Dust jacket painting by famed aviation artist John T. McCoy, Jr. portraying a dogfight between a Sopwith Camel and a Fokker Triplane. A story of "those gallant young men of luckless generation, most of whom flew to glorious martyrdom". Small slight bump on fore-edge of text block, browning to edges of text block and edges of boards, tiny bump to front board corners. Dust jacket has light edge wear, chips and t ears with creases/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, one small old tape stain on inside of spine. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ONE PILOT'S LOG:  THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER., Sloniger, Jerrold E.
20 Sloniger, Jerrold E. ONE PILOT'S LOG: THE CAREER OF E.L. "SLONNIE" SLONIGER.
Howell, Charlottesville, VA, 1997, first edition. 
192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574270486 B&w photographs. "From the days of landing in open corn fields with the wind at his face to blind insturment landings in a snowstorm, E.L. "Slonnie" Sloniger was behind the controls of an airplane, open cockpit or closed. Slonnie looped the loop over Nebraska, averted bandits to deliver payrolls in Mexico, and served as an aviation ambassador, inaugurating commercial flight in China. As a pursuit pilot , barnstormer, racer, test pilot, acrobatic pilot, and, ultimately, a commercial pilot, Slonnie grew with aviation. Slonnie learned to fly when he entered the heavier-than-air division of the army, because he 'just didn't want to walk', and s e r v e d in the Air Service in WWI. Upon his return to the U.S., Slonnie bought his own plane, a Curtiss JN-4 'Canuck', and became a barnstormer, selling rides in small towns across the Middle Western plains. He flew for early airlines when t h e bi gg es t cu s tomer was the U.S. mail and saw the beginnings of the major lines; Slonnie was the original senior pilot, Number One, for American Airlines and flew for them for twenty years. In his career he accumulated nearly 25,000 flying ho ur s - a nu mbe r mat ch ed by only a handful of his peers. (This) is Slonnie's story as told to his son during the last years of his life. Slonnie's words together with the Sloniger family's extensive photograph collection recall the details of the c aree r of a t ru e av iat ion pioneer, a pilot's pilot, during an exhilarating period in American aviation history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, several areas of light to moderate edge rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has lig ht e dge wrin kling - ma inl y at top of spine area. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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